The Outreach Ministry conducts two major fund raisers a year.
In February, there is a Flea Market. In November, there is a Gala Goods and Services Auction with both a live auction and silent auction.
Both events are open to the public.
These two events along with a very generous parish allow St. David's to help a large number of people, especially children each year.
Flea Market scheduled for Friday, Feb 7 to Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Preparing Christmas bags for local children
Congratulations to St. David's and the Outreach Committee. At a gala event on January 11, 2020, more than 1000 attended the Fourth Annual Space Coast Daily and Sheriff Wayne Ivey Community Service Awards recognition ceremony. There were 129 awards given in many categories ranging from individuals to companies and to organizations who put service to others high on their list of priorities. St. David’s by the Sea and its Outreach Ministry was one of them!! Sheriff Ivey is nationally known for his approach to community service and partnered with the media company, Space Coast Daily, which publishes magazines, website information and special events materials, to make sure volunteers of exceptional accomplishment are recognized every year. St. David’s Award Category was “Making a Difference”. something the church has been doing since its founding as a Mission in 1950.
The citation read in part: “This relatively small congregation of less than 110 members has provided an amazingly diverse and impactful ministry to hundreds of people, especially children, veterans and the elderly in Brevard County. Last year a record of over $40,000 was raised and church members donated several thousand more to special projects”.
Using time, talent and treasure the Outreach Committee, chaired by Ellie Yelle, uses two major events in the Fall (Goods and Services Live Auction) and Winter (Flea Market) to raise the bulk of funds needed to carry out their growing number of Missions. The focus is providing aid throughout Brevard County to include food and school supplies for at risk children; homemade meals for the elderly and infirm; hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Panhandle of Florida; Christmas gifts to Anchor House in Orlando; emergency funds for veterans near being homeless; a Four Immortal and All Chaplains monument at the Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island; overseas missions in Bolivia and Brazil to combat child trafficking and homelessness; and many more.
With the Outreach Committee and a giving congregation, St. David’s by the Sea is always there to help the needy when urgent situations arise whether it is large shipments of diapers, toys for the community Angel Tree or food for children during summer and other school breaks. The church lives the calling of its namesake, sixth century patron Saint David of Wales, who said in his final sermon, “Be joyful and keep your faith and your creed; and do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about”.
It truly is the little things that “Make a Difference”.
Outreach's Twelve Months of Giving
Total: Over $40,000.00
ST. DAVID’S ANSWERS THE CALL!
Organizations which St. David's has helped in 2019:
Water Purification System producing enough water for 500 people to the Bahamas for Hurricane relief; Food for Friends-452 meals; Capeview Elementary Food Collection distributed during Christmas break and all summer: Over 4000 pounds of food; Capeview back to school supplies; 25 Salvation Army Gift Stockings; Salvation Army Angel Tree Staffed; Central Brevard Sharing Center; DOCK(teen programs); Family Promise, and two dinners for 15; Hosted Family Promise Volunteer Dinner for 300 persons; Salvation Army Domestic Violence; Second Harvest Food Bank; Marianna Hurricane Relief- truckload of supplies; Veterans Memorial Center Emergency Fund; Lutheran Church Food Pantry; Canaveral Port Ministry Walk for Bibles; Children’s Hunger Project; Nana’s House; Seafarer’s Ministry for Bibles; Community of Hope; Special Gathering; Genesis House; Our Little Roses Orphanage; Eight Days of Hope; Prison Book Project; Jail and Prison Ministry; All Souls Church Mission; Prison Ministry Bibles; Support to Missionaries in Bolivia and Brazil which work with street children; Diaper Drive: 3260 diapers and 4376 wipes worth, distributed through Central Brevard Sharing, Genesis House, Salvation Army Domestic Violence, Family Promise and Pregnancy Resource Center; distributed 215 quilts to Devereux, Family Promise, Serene Harbor, Salvation Army, Genesis House and Nana’s House for children at risk.